July, 2023

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What States Have Pay Transparency Laws?

BerniePortal

Many jurisdictions are passing laws to protect and enforce pay transparency. HR professionals at small to midsized employers may need to take a look at current pay structures or applications to ensure that they are compliant with changing legislation. In some states or cities, missing the mark will incur civil penalties and fines, so keeping up to date is vital to continued success.

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The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: A New Era for Expectant Employees Arrived on June 27

HR Digest

The Working World had been abuzz with anticipation, as the date June 27, 2023, inched closer. This marks the day when the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) came into effect, signaling a significant shift in the landscape of worker’s rights. This legislation, a beacon of hope for pregnant workers, seals the introduction of new rights for employees grappling with physical or mental conditions due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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Holland and Barrett accredited as menopause-friendly employer

Employee Benefits

Health and wellness retailer Holland and Barrett has received menopause-friendly employer accreditation as part of its commitment to creating a positive and inclusive working environment. Established by Henpicked: Menopause In The Workplace, employers receive accreditation following an assessment by an independent panel. They must demonstrate evidence of their effectiveness in the areas of culture, policies and practices, training, engagement facilities and evaluation.

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The new urgency for mitigating 401(k) account cash-outs

Employee Benefit News

Authors of a recent study suggest educating employees about the consequences of premature withdrawals and allocating contributions to "sidecar" accounts.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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Don’t Create Your Maternity Leave Policy Until You Understand Employee Rights

Patriot Software

At some point, one of your employees may need to take time off before and after giving birth. You must create and implement a maternity leave policy before that happens. But before you can establish your policy, familiarize yourself with and comply with maternity leave laws. What is maternity leave?

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Digital employee experience: What it is and 3 ways to make it great

Achievers

A compelling employee experience is one of the best ways to engage and retain employees at your organization. But a great employee experience looks far different now than it did even just a few years ago. With new technologies enabling remote and hybrid work arrangements across the globe, focusing on how to improve team members’ digital employee experience is more important than ever.

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5 Steps to Become an Effective Adopter – HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes I’ve been thinking about the term “effective adopter” over the past few months. Many of us have experimented with new technologies like ChatGPT, Bluesky Social, and now Threads. It reminded me of a presentation I heard years ago. The speaker talked about technology and change using the term “burning platform”. Quick history lesson: The term “burning platform” originated in 1988 by Daryl Conner, an organizational change consultant.

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Option Grant Practices: A Trap for the Unwary – Spring-Loading and Bullet-Dodging

Proskauer's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensa

A potentially overlooked but important issue that public companies should have in mind when granting option or option-like awards is avoiding the unintentional appearance of “spring-loading” and “bullet-dodging,” both of which have been a recent focus of the SEC and shareholders and viewed as potentially poor corporate governance practices. “Spring-loading” is when a public company grants option or option-like awards shortly before the release of positive material nonpublic information, which is

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Laura Tracey: New guidance on reasonable adjustments for mental health

Employee Benefits

Mental health problems are and continue to be a significant concern and employers have not only a moral, but a legal obligation to help protect and support employees who may be suffering from such issues. Employees may find mental health conditions difficult to talk about and even try to conceal them, particularly when they are under pressure. Helpfully, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has recently issued new guidance to support employers and employees when it comes to

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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How HR Professionals Can Advance Their Career

HR Digest

Are you an HR professional looking to take your career to the next level? In today’s competitive job market, it’s essential to stay ahead of the curve and continuously improve your skills and knowledge. Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience under your belt, there are always ways to advance and grow in the field of human resources.

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How is AI In Recruitment Changing The Hiring Process?

Vantage Circle

One of the primary issues for companies competing for talent in a global market is how to attract and hire the best employees. Human resource managers face an enormous challenge in sifting through hundreds of resumes to find qualified applicants for each open position. Artificial Intelligence's Impact on the Hiring Process Initial screening of applicants is the most challenging aspect of the recruitment process, according to around 55% of recruitment and talent acquisition specialists.

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What Aldous Huxley can teach us about acoustics and distractions at work

Workplace Insight

Over the last few years there has been something of a loud and widespread backlash to the idea that we need to have constant access to information and our colleagues to work effectively. The touchstone for this pushback is of course the open plan office which has become something of a scapegoat for the universal problem of interruption and distraction and a renewed interest in the complexities of acoustics in office design.

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Revolutionizing Human Capital Management with Qandle: Enhancing Organizational Success

Qandle

In the rapidly evolving corporate landscape, Human Capital Management (HCM) has emerged as a crucial factor in driving organizational success. The effective management of human resources is pivotal for companies to maintain a competitive edge, improve productivity, and foster a thriving work culture. One brand that has been at the forefront of revolutionizing HCM is “Qandle.” In this blog, we will explore the significance of HCM, its key components, and how Qandle has become a trailb

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How to Implement Pay Transparency: A Comprehensive Guide

With pay transparency legislation on the rise globally, it can be difficult for organizations to navigate how to share salary ranges due to administrative complexities, lack of clear job architecture, employee reactions, and more. To help make this process easier, Barley's comprehensive guide shares how to begin implementing pay transparency while staying true to your compensation philosophy.

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Expected Graduation Date on Resume: Should You Add It?

BetterUp

Jump to section Why you should put an expected graduation date on your resume How to include an expected graduation date on your resume 8 tips for adding graduation information to your resume 6 resume examples for expected graduation dates When should you leave your expected graduation date out?

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Buyer’s guide to share incentive plans

Employee Benefits

What are share incentive plans? Share incentive plans (Sips) were introduced in the UK in 2000 as a type of employee share scheme aimed at helping employees, who can purchase shares or be awarded free shares in the company, to save in a tax-efficient way. By promoting employee ownership and participation, Sips can help to align the interests of employees with the long-term success of the company.

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HR Trends 2023: A Journey Towards the Future of Work

HR Digest

As we look ahead to 2023, the landscape of work is continuously evolving, shaped by technological advancements, changing workforce demographics, and a global pandemic. In this article, we will explore the top HR trends for 2023, offering valuable insights into how these trends can impact your work, workers, and workplace. The Rise of Hybrid Work The pandemic has transformed the way we work, leading to a surge in remote and hybrid work models.

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Report: Accommodations for Disabled Employees Are Inexpensive

InterWest Insurance Services

The Americans with Disabilities Act, now more than 30 years old, requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Many employers may be concerned about the cost of making those accommodations. However, a recent government study shows that the costs are typically minimal or non-existent. The report , from an office of the U.S.

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5 Trends to Help Your Organization Boost Job Satisfaction and Productivity

Treating your workforce as the organization’s top priority improves customer satisfaction and revenue growth and can boost job satisfaction and productivity. Read about five trends that are helping organizations around the country improve their people’s career well-being.

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Putting a new approach to office design in the frame

Workplace Insight

It is now a truism to suggest that the traditional ways we think about office design need to be rethought in response to the new and emerging challenges businesses now face. Most people accept this but are still trying to work out the implications for the way we design and manage the physical workplace. The office needs to tell a new story. And one way to structure this narrative this is to borrow ideas from the movie screenwriting process.

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Online Attendance Management System: Enhancing Efficiency and Transparency

Qandle

In today’s fast-paced digital world, organizations of all sizes are increasingly relying on technology to streamline their processes and enhance productivity. One such area that has seen significant transformation is attendance management. Traditional paper-based attendance tracking systems have become obsolete due to their inefficiency and lack of real-time insights.

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Creating a Culture of Care in the Workplace

Professionals Alternative

[link] The Importance of Employee Well-being: Creating a Culture of Care in the Workplace [link] The Concept of Employee Well-being Employee well-being is a crucial aspect of creating a productive and positive work environment. It refers to the physical, mental, and emotional health of employees, and encompasses their overall satisfaction and engagement with their work.

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Tui UK enhances family leave policy

Employee Benefits

Travel and leisure business Tui UK has rehauled its family leave policy in order to give its employees more time, financial security and support. Partner leave has been enhanced from two weeks at statutory pay to two weeks at normal pay, and staff going on either maternity or adoption leave will receive 13 weeks at 100% of their normal pay, as well as an additional 13 weeks at 50% pay followed by statutory entitlement.

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Fertility Benefits for Every Age: A HR Roadmap from Gen Z to Baby Boomers

Speaker: Lauri Armstrong, SHRM-SCP - Sr. Director, People Operations at Carrot Fertility

Today’s workforce includes multiple generations of employees all looking for something different from their benefits package. While meeting these disparate needs can be challenging, a comprehensive fertility benefit can support everyone from junior staffers learning about their fertility health to senior leadership managing menopause and low testosterone symptoms.

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How to Overcome High Anxiety at Work

HR Digest

Anxiety is a common mental health condition faced by many people, including those in the workplace. High anxiety can make it difficult to perform well on the job, leading to decreased productivity, job dissatisfaction, and even burnout. However, there are several strategies and tips that you can use to overcome anxiety and improve your well-being at work.

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Employers may be responsible for employee damages from cyber security hacks

Business Management Daily

Mail scams may be making a comeback, but the quickest, easiest, and most efficient way for a scammer or phisher to steal employees’ identities is to hack into your computer network. These attempts are more common than ever, and making a bad situation even worse — courts are increasingly holding employers responsible once there is a hack. Two recent cases, from two different states, using two different state laws, illustrate the risk.

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How many fingers am I holding up?

Workplace Insight

Quoting George Orwell is the kind of thing that people who haven’t read Orwell do. The term Orwellian is used by people who have not only not read him, but have latched on to some laundered idea of the themes of his work. They are not only misrepresenting him, but misrepresenting a misrepresentation. If it were true that the dead could spin in their graves, Orwell would solve the world’s energy crisis.

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Streamline Employee Rewards: The Power of Compensation Management Software

Qandle

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, attracting and retaining top talent is a significant challenge for organizations across industries. One of the key factors that influence an employee’s decision to stay with a company or explore better opportunities is their compensation package. Implementing a robust Compensation Management Software has become a critical aspect of modern HR practices, revolutionizing the way organizations manage employee rewards, bonuses, and benefits.

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Combatting the Effects of Inflation: Keeping Benefits Competitive While Cutting Cost

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP - Employee Benefits and Total Rewards Leader, World at Work Content Author, and Speaker

After years of facing the global pandemic, we are now struggling with a new problem: inflation. No one could have predicted the impact of inflation on employee benefits and how it affects both employees and employers. Employers are now trying to maintain or lower the cost of benefits while competing for talent in a competitive and tight labor market, but the rising costs of consumer goods and healthcare make it extremely difficult to consider increasing their benefit offerings.